Three New Dispersed Camping Areas Installed

New camping area near Hwy 267th Ave on Landmark Conservancy's preserve.

Three new Dispersed Camping Areas have been installed this summer by our trail work volunteers.  One campsite is a cooperative effort with Landmark Conservancy.  They had a campsite on the western Horseshoe Lake on the Chippewa Moraine segment near 267th Ave.  They offered to make the campsite available to Ice Age Trail hikers if we would build a spur trail from the IAT to their campsite.  This was done as an Eagle Scout project with Jacob Collis.  The Landmark campsite provides a metal fire ring with log seating and two tent pads.

The other two campsites are east of the 600’ boardwalk on the Firth Lake segment. The first campsite to the east features a long “couch” log, just the right height for seating 5-6 people easily. A spur trail takes you into the campsite, which offers at least three tent pads. The second campsite is a short distance further east and heads up a rise past some old mink farm fencing. This campsite has two large tent pads that could hold four tents.  A double set of fallen trees provides a “picnic table” after the crew cut a flat tabletop out of the higher log.